300 L Street
Aurora, NE 68818

Media Center

Mrs. Emmy Fiala, Media Specialist

Mrs. Twyla Martin, Media Para

Media Center Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

The Media Center is a service center for both students and staff. The collection consists of print (books and periodicals), audio/visual materials, and computer workstations. An individual student who needs to use the media center must get a pass from their teacher. Students clock in and out upon entering and leaving to ensure accountability. Entire classes are accompanied by their teacher and have a project plan collaborated and scheduled with the Media Specialist. Students can read for leisure if they respect the rights of others to work and study, but this is dependent on available space due to classes using the center. Ten minutes is the allotted time for middle school students to check out material and return to their teacher. Students that are doing research papers need a pass from their teacher for that block. The center is not a substitute location for an assigned study hall.

Circulation Procedures:
General collection = 2 weeks (2 Renewals)
Magazines = 1 week (1 Renewal)

Overdue Materials:
Overdue materials are given three days grace period before fines are assessed. The due dates are stamped on the due date card inside the book. Courtesy notices will be given out as reminders to renew or check in materials. Items not returned in the allotted time are charged 10¢/day per item.

Students will need a pass from their teacher to use the photocopier without charge. Otherwise, copies cost 10¢/page.

Computer Workstations:
Any computer can access the media center’s online card catalog. From there, they can look up the availability of books and access the online educational databases. Students can also use the computer workstations for word processing and/or any other program application on the computer. Teacher scheduled classes do have priority.

The Media Center is a service center for students and staff. Everyone is welcome. All are expected to respect the rights of others to work and study. Inappropriate behavior results in a loss of privileges. If you need help or have questions, the media staff will be glad to assist you.

Fines for items accrue daily (10¢/day) for each item.
When an overdue book is renewed, the fine remains on the student’s account until it is paid.
A book can have unpaid fines that go unpaid until the book is overdue again, then the two fines are added for the total due.

Picture Book Winner:  Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick & David Serlin, illlustrated by Brian Selznick

Chapter Book Winner:  The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris, illustrated by Lissy Marlin & Kyle Hilton

Novel Winner:  Restart by Gordon Korman

  • This is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose
  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
  • Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
  • Got to Get to Bear’s! by Brian Lies
  • Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
  • Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
  • Neck & Neck by Elise Parsley
  • Crash, Splash, or Moo! by Bob Shea
  • The Donkey Egg by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
  • Sweety by Andrea Zuill
  • The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin
  • Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
  • Ruby in the Sky by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo
  • Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming
  • Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
  • Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce
  • Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller
  • Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre
  • The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA by Brenda Woods
  • Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
  • Time Bomb by Joelle Charboneau
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
  • Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
  • Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Speechless by Adam P. Schmitt
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  • Dry by Neal Shusterman